Record surges in healthcare attacks, fileless malware, cryptocurrency mining
During Q4 2017, McAfee Labs saw on average eight new threat samples per second, and the increasing use of fileless malware attacks leveraging Microsoft PowerShell. The Q4 spike in Bitcoin value prompted cybercriminals to focus on cryptocurrency hijacking through a variety of methods, including malicious Android apps. “The fourth quarter was defined by rapid cybercriminal adoption of newer tools and schemes – fileless malware, cryptocurrency mining, and steganography. Even tried-and-true tactics, such as ransomware campaigns, … More →
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